Episode 89 – Mead Drinkr Tysen

This episode features Mead Drinkr Tysen. We met Tysen at Cidercon 2022.  Tysen and his brother-in-law Alan wanted to do something different.  They decided to make mead instead of brewing beer.  The passion is all about mead making and wanting to do it better.  He loves going on road trips and visiting meaderies and of course,… Keep Reading

Episode 88 – Alma Cider – Dave Klawer

This episode features Dave Klawer of Alma Cider. Dave moved to the Pacific Northwest with his wife Heather.  They are both registered nurses.  His passion in the 90’s was to be a professional snowboarder.  An accident in the Andes changed the trajectory of his life.  He knew of the lore of Mount Baker and it called to him.… Keep Reading

Episode 87 – Beach Bee Meadery – Curtis Blodgett

This episode features Curtis Blodgett of Beach Bee Meadery. Curtis began his journey by considering opening a distillery.  He and his wife Madeleine met with distillers to understand the process and what was needed to get started.  They completed a meeting with a rum distiller and to decided to visit a meadery that was close by.  They never… Keep Reading

Episode 85 – Northeast Barrel Company – Pat Tramontano

This episode features Pat Tramontano of Northeast Barrel Company Pat started his journey as a homebrewer of beer in 2014.  He and a buddy started to look into opening a brewery.  “Living the dream as all homebrewers have”, Pat explained.  His high school best friend was dabbling with buying barrels and repurposing them into furniture.  Matt asked Pat… Keep Reading

Episode 84 – Green Bench Brewing Co. – Brian Wing

This episode features Brian Wing of Green Bench Brewing Co. For Chris and Brian the partnership began as home brewers.  The brewery opened in 2013, all along, mead and cider was in the plan.  They honed their craft and built up a following with their beer.  They enjoyed drinking cider and mead so much in Florida.… Keep Reading

Episode 83 – Kim and Tom Bard – The Bard Distillery

This episode features Kim Bard and Tom Bard of The Bard Distillery. It all started in 2005 when tom walked into Kim’s race shop.  In 2006 they found themselves in Kentucky and decided to go to visit a distillery.  The chose to check out Maker’s Mark.  They loved the tour and afterwards they were fueled by what they saw.  They couldn’t… Keep Reading

Episode 82 – Tiffanie Barriere – The Drinking Coach

This episode features Tiffanie Barriere, The Drinking Coach.   We met Tiffanie at CiderCon 2022 in Richmond Virginia. As you will discover, Tiffanie has amazing energy.  She has a vast knowledge of cocktails and cocktail history.  We discuss her beginnings as a bartender all the way to present day where she is dazzling internet audiences with her… Keep Reading

CIDERCON 2022

We arrived at the Richmond Convention Center, in Richmond Virginia, just in time for Cider Share. Approximately 40 cideries from across the United States lined the perimeter of the ballroom. Bottles were open and on ice ready to be sampled and discussed. Cidercon welcomes those from all stages on their own cider journey. From experienced… Keep Reading

Episode 81 – Frankly Deep – Deep Kulkarni and Frank Schweitzer

This episode features Deep Kulkarni and Frank Schweitzer of Frankly-Deep Hot Sauce. These lifelong friends, who met at Penn State, began growing peppers roughly 10 years ago.  They grew lots of different kinds of peppers too.  It was about the time that the Carolina Reaper was growing in popularity.  That’s where they transitioned into the hot sauce world.  Their passion… Keep Reading

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